Tony Gray and Shaun Whalley scored two apiece as play-off chasers Southport hammered struggling Stockport.

Gray opened the scoring with a free-kick and Stockport's Carl Piergianni put the ball into the roof of his own net for 2-0.

Whalley volleyed home before he was fouled for a penalty by Hatters goalkeeper Ian Ormson, who was sent off, with Gray scoring the kick.

And Whalley found the bottom corner for the game's final goal.

Stockport had to play the final 19 minutes with 44-year-old goalkeeping coach Bernard Hirmer in goal following Ormson's red card.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 03 Lever
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 06 Grand
  • 11 Parry
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Owens
  • 07 Whalley (Stephenson - 78' )
  • 17 Ledsham
  • 09 Ellison (Benjamin - 63' )
  • 10 Gray (Carden - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 05 Davis
  • 20 Benjamin
  • 23 Carden
  • 24 Stephenson

Stockport County

  • 12 Ormson Dismissed
  • 02 Rose
  • 17 Halls (Darkwah - 69' )
  • 22 Pierg'nni
  • 32 Connor Booked
  • 06 Rowe
  • 07 McConville
  • 14 Sheridan Booked (Nolan - 46' )
  • 19 Mainwaring
  • 23 Turnbull
  • 10 Hattersley (Hirmer - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hirmer
  • 30 Brownhill
  • 08 Nolan
  • 09 Amis
  • 13 Darkwah
Ref: Clark
Att: 1,648

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

5 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:14 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:09

Russell Benjamin takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

90:00

Russell Benjamin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Nolan. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Piergianni.

83:09

Andy Owens is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Connor.

82:08

Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Adam Carden comes on in place of Tony Gray.

82:08

The offside flag is raised against Sean McConville.

79:02

Foul by Darren Stephenson on Carl Piergianni, free kick awarded. Carl Piergianni restarts play with the free kick.

77:03

Karl Ledsham restarts play with the free kick.

77:03 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Darren Stephenson coming on for Shaun Whalley.

77:03 Booking

Booking Joe Connor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

76:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Connor on Andy Owens.

75:34

Assist on the goal came from Karl Ledsham.

75:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Southport 5 - 0 Stockport Shaun Whalley fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 5-0 Stockport.

73:52

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham, clearance by Carl Piergianni.

72:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Southport 4 - 0 Stockport Placed penalty scored by Tony Gray. Southport 4-0 Stockport.

71:21 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hattersley goes off and Bernard Hirmer comes on.

71:21 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Ian Ormson.

71:07

Ian Ormson gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley.

69:16

James Smith provided the assist for the goal.

69:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Southport 3 - 0 Stockport Shaun Whalley grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 3-0 Stockport.

68:13 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Darkwah comes on in place of Andy Halls.

65:52

Foul by Sean McConville on Karl Ledsham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

63:46

Assist by Tony Gray.

63:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl Piergianni - Southport 2 - 0 Stockport An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Carl Piergianni. Southport 2-0 Stockport.

62:59 Substitution

Substitution James Ellison goes off and Russell Benjamin comes on.

62:11

Shot by Jon Nolan from a long way out goes over the target.

60:43

Danny Rowe takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Karl Ledsham makes a clearance.

59:21

Shaun Whalley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

57:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rose by Tony Gray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Rowe from right wing.

56:33

Effort from inside the area by Shaun Whalley misses to the left of the goal.

52:55

Andy Owens is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

52:14

Danny Hattersley produces a shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

50:41

Carl Piergianni concedes a free kick for a foul on James Ellison. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham.

49:36

Effort on goal by Karl Ledsham from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Jon Nolan coming on for Sam Sheridan.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:13

Shot from deep inside the area by Tony Gray clears the bar.

45:00 +0:39

Matty Mainwaring has a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

40:54

Shaun Whalley provided the assist for the goal.

40:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Southport 1 - 0 Stockport Tony Gray finds the net from the free kick from 18 yards. Southport 1-0 Stockport.

40:21 Booking

Booking Sam Sheridan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

40:11

Sam Sheridan challenges Shaun Whalley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:43

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line played to the near post, Sam Sheridan manages to make a clearance.

39:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Andy Halls. Karl Ledsham restarts play with the free kick.

37:01

Simon Grand concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hattersley. Sam Sheridan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Andy Owens makes a clearance.

33:27

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

29:04

Effort on goal by Andy Owens from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

27:29

Shot by Danny Rowe from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

26:56

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Sheridan, Tony McMillan makes a save.

26:26

Karl Ledsham challenges Sean McConville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Connor restarts play with the free kick.

24:23

Andy Owens challenges Jordan Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Connor takes the free kick.

22:18

Danny Hattersley challenges Karl Ledsham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Grand takes the free kick.

21:10

Shaun Whalley takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jordan Rose.

20:05

Matty Mainwaring takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

18:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tony Gray. Ian Ormson takes the indirect free kick.

15:46

Danny Rowe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

10:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Karl Ledsham, Steve Akrigg has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

9:25

Jordan Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Owens. Shaun Whalley crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Ian Ormson.

8:35

Paul Turnbull takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

7:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Halls from the right by-line.

5:01

Tony Gray takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Ian Ormson.

4:24

Danny Hattersley is caught offside. Free kick taken by Simon Grand.

2:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Danny Hattersley. Direct free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

2:14

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Danny Rowe manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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